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Three men slain at U. Virginia

SLAIN are (left to right) Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry (UVA Athletics photos).


Three football players at the University of Virginia were fatally shot late Sunday and two others were wounded.

The Associated Press reports that after a 12-hour lockdown of the college and a massive search, a suspect – identified as Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr., 22 – was arrested. He is a former Virginia football player.

Police identified the slain as  Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry.

The shooting took place around 10:15 p.m. just as a charter bus of students was returning from a field trip. No motivation has been established for the killings.

Demos wins Ariz; GOP winning House

UPDATE: Kathy Hobbs, a Democrat,  has been elected governor of Arizona, according to the Associated Press. She defeated the Republican nominee, Kari Lake, who said that if she lost, it would be only through fraud.

Lake, a former TV anchor, has supported former president Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent, and that he was the real winner.

• Republicans are now within one seat of establishing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The AP’s tally has the GOP with 217 votes, Democrats with 205.

Republicans are inching toward control of the House of Representatives, and need to win just six more seats to claim a majority. 

At present – as some close races are being resolved – Republicans have 212 of 218 needed, while Democrats have 204. Most observers see a red majority in the House, but by a smaller edge than recently expected.

Democrats have control of the Senate after victory in Nevada gave them 50 seats.

Sports: Hoops start to take spotlight

TOP 25 COLLEGE HOOPS (Shutterstock).

College football is still very much in play, but the college basketball scene is starting up. The AP Top 25 for men has North Carolina (2-0) in first, followed by Gonzaga (2-0), Houston (2-0), Kentucky (2-0) and Baylor (2-0) in the top five. UCLA (2-0) is eighth.

For women, the top-rated team is South Carolina (2-0), followed by Stanford (4-0), Texas (1-0), Iowa (3-0) and UConn (1-0) in the first five.

UCLA was not ranked, but had the highest point total outside of the top 25.

Weather: Sun and some wind

The West Orange County area can expect continued fair weather throughout the week right into the coming weekend. The National Weather Service calls for sunny skies, with a daytime high of 71 and an overnight low of 46. Wednesday will be a bit warmer at 75 (48) with winds in the 20-25 mile an hour range. Some will gust up to 35 miles an hour..  Thursday will be similar at 75 (49) but without the wind.

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